Seminar ∙ UX Sofia
UX Sofia 2020

16:30 ∙ Thinking with Things

As designers, we love giving form to ideas. Sticky notes, card sorting activities, canvases, and maps. We make the invisible visible. We create tools that extend our natural abilities to make sense of and navigate through the complex world we live in. But what happens to our minds when we make and use these things?

Why – and how, exactly – do cards decks, visual models, and other 'tools for thought' increase our human capacity for understanding? And why are these things increasingly needed for group collaboration? We'll answer these questions and more, as we take a critical look at studies on cognition and the toolkits being used by teams to make sense of and navigate increasingly complex challenges.

Speakers: Stephen P. Anderson